Excel Dashboarding Spreadsheet Download – nice presentation of dashboard KPIs

Update: If you need a fast, low-cost path to Microsoft Excel dashboards, consider using ready-to-go Excel Dashboard Templates from ExcelUser. They are plug and play, pure Excel worksheets. Just point them to your data source. They look great and are inspired by magazine-style dashboards.

Microsoft Excel is very popular for quick business dashboards. The best way to create one for yourself is to find a sample and customize it for your own business. If you don’t want the typical green/red/yellow cells and want it to look a little slicker, we have some nice examples for you to download and study.

Dashboards speak an international language, right? In that case, you’ll have lots of fun figuring out these italian excel-based dashboards. Take a look at these MS Excel dashboard screenshots. The first shows the portlet-style presentation of the dashboard KPIs. The second shows the regular input view of the excel spreadsheet. Here is a link to a generic xls file. This link is to the production kpi dashboard and this link is the one to the marketing KPI version. Have fun with these excel dashboards.

Also, as a Dashboard Spy reader points out: “If you take the time to look over the dashboard, there’s some pretty cool things – unprotect the sheet with the charts and look how they did the gauge – It’s a pie chart with fancy formatting. It also fits very nicely on a single screen when you view it full-screen. In all, a very good job considering the tool used.”

Update: This just in from the Italian Dashboard team!:

Hi,
I have seen some nice traffic coming from dashboardspy, so we translated the Italian page into english. There could be some errors (sorry for this!), but please have a look at the page: www.excelling.it/excel/dashboard_en.asp

I will keep you posted on updates, but you can count on the fact that there will be a lot of new cool excel dashboards. I you have suggestion, please tell us 🙂

Best Regards,
GF
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Gianclaudio Floria
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Excelling.it
President & Founding Partner

Excel Dashboard

Excel input view

Tags: Excel Dashboarding, Sample Dashboard Download 

Homework: If you need to review graphing using excel, check out these books on excel charts .

PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books listed on this site.

Excel-based Enterprise Dashboard – excel worksheet xls file download

Dashboard Spy Update: Several readers have recommended the Charley Kyd eBook on using Microsoft Excel for Business Dashboards. I have started reading it myself and it is excellent. There are also many excel dashboard templates available as well. Use this link: http://tinyurl.com/exceldashboard

The best way to get started in using Microsoft Excel for business dashboards is to grab an existing excel dashboard, take it apart and try it out on your own data. Here is a post that shows such a spreadsheet dashboard with a link to the xls file. 

I see that many of you Dashboard Spies out there are very interested in the tried and true excel spreadsheet approach to dashboards. Thanks to a download from javaplanetinc.com, there is this excel dashboard xls file for you to play with. Here are 2 screenshots. The first shows the graphic presentation of the data. There are 2 larger sections across the top of the screen. On the left is a pie chart showing salary by department and on the right side, we have a simple listing of outstanding balances. Below this section we have 4 smaller portlets (sales by region, budget by project, current output by plant, and sales by business unit). To show you that this is straight excel, I’ve taken a screenshot of the second sheet in the workbook. Try this with your own data and see what you come up with. Remember to send us your dashboard screenshots so that we can all learn how executive dashboards apply to your business.

Business dashboard screenshot

excel-based dashboard

Homework: Don’t ignore excel as a dashboard tool. It’s graphing ability is powerful and the number of users is unmatched. If you need a refresher on the tool, see these books on excel.

Reading Assignment: Continuing on our study of the Malik book on implementing dashboards, please read this passage and think about how your company would go about choosing a dashboard vendor:

VENDOR SELECTION

There were four key criteria and feature requirements during the vendorselection process:

1. Web based for ease of access, administration, upgrades, security, andso on

2. Industry standard to ensure that experienced resources could be hired

3. Recognized and well-respected leader in the online analytical process-ing field

4. Company that spends a better than average percentage of revenues onR&D to ensure that applications remain competitive

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Excel Dashboard – Sales Performance

Business Dashboard Example: Sales Dashboard

A sales performance dashboard is an invaluable tool for sales management professionals. In the era of following-up web-based sales leads which grow stale faster than white bread, a sales dashboard can mean the difference between high-performance and lackluster results.

An excellent resource on using Microsoft Excel to power dashboards is exceluser.com where the article “Six Ways Excel Dashboards
Can Improve Cash Flows” by Charly Kyd appears: http://www.exceluser.com/dash/dashcash.htm. The author offers this graphic as a way to show a whole lot of info in a small space. “This image shows a page with the sales performance for 110 products. Each tiny figure includes the product code, two key metrics, and a chart of the most-recent 13 months of performance.”

Excel Sales Dashboard

So What or Who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot to share, please leave a comment or send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.